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Garcia Live Vol 3 - Legion of Mary (3 CDs) - Celebrating one of Jerry’s most experimental, improvisational and revered projects: Legion of Mary. GarciaLive Volume Three presents highlights from two winter 1974 performances captured during what is thought to be Legion of Mary’s first tour featuring the core lineup of Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, Martin Fierro and Ron Tutt.
Yonder Mountain String Band - EP13 CD - This four-track EP features one song written and sung by each band member: ”Straight Line” by Ben Kaufmann, “Don’t Worry Happy Birthday” by Dave Johnston, “Rag Doll” by Jeff Austin and special guest songwriter Danny Barnes, and “All the Time” by Adam Aijala. The recordings were cut at Electrical Audio in Chicago during a momentary break from the road. This is the first in a series of EPs they’ll release.
American Babies - Knives and Teeth CD - At some point in every man's life, he looks in the mirror and is surprised by what he sees. His hair is a bit more gray, his skin a bit more wrinkled, his eyes are paler than he remembered them being the day before. He begins to wonder: What is my life's work? Where am I headed? What is truly important to me? For Tom Hamilton that day is today and the questions are being asked on Knives & Teeth, the powerful new album he s recorded with his band, American Babies. Over the course of 10 songs that range from uplifting to heartbreaking, Hamilton considers the secrets of childhood, the impending doubts of adulthood and the weight of strained friendships, all set to a soundtrack with the brashness of The Replacements, the sonic intensity of David Bowie and the acoustic majesty of Led Zeppelin.
The Mantras - Jambands Ruined My Life CD - The Mantras' fourth studio release, is a snapshot of a band on the rise. Recorded almost a year ago, Jambands Ruined My Life showcases The Mantras ability to play with funk and jazz improvisation, live electronica, Middle Eastern, and progressive rock. Blending it all seamlessly into the band’s funky, energetic, and confident sound. 'Jambands Ruined My Life' was recorded and produced at Jake Cinninger’s (Umphrey's McGee) Boondock Studios in Michigan by the band's full time sound engineer Matt Gordon, with help from Jake as a guest producer and engineer. Jake is also a featured guitarist on 'Kinetic Bump' and 'House of Cards'.
Electric Soul Pandemic - Communications CD -Electric Soul Pandemic (ESP) is a psychedelic rock quintet from Greensboro, North Carolina that specializes in soaring, exploratory jams. Featuring the sonic interplay of dual guitars, the swirl of a howling Moog, and the confident backbone of drum and bass, ESP has fine tuned their sound and cut their teeth in the North Carolina “jam” and festival scene over the last few years. The tracks found on 2013’s “Communications,” the band’s studio debut, feature lush, layered jams from the band’s live shows, splashing them with funk, jam and the spirit of free-form improvisation. ESP pulls from different moods and genres in creating their recipes and will prove to be a revelation to both the first-time listener and the established fan.
Marvelous Funkshun CD - Marvelous Funkshun's self titled debut CD is an eclectic and high energy album that draws from a wide range of influences. Featuring scorching guitar backed by a funky rhythm section, psychedelic and jazz infused improvisation and lyrics that are both catchy as well as meaningful, the record has something for everyone. The record also features a few guest appearances such as two-time Grammy award winner Kofi Burbridge of the Tedeschi Trucks Band on flute and piano and Piedmont Triad harmonica legend Mike Wesolowski.
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